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Democracy Now! Friday, April 11, 2003


Published April 11, 2003


- Democracy Now! Vs.the New York Post: Dn! Host Amy Goodman Debates Post Columnist John Podhoretz On C-Span in a Live Simulcast with Pacifica. They Discuss War, the Peace Movement and What Comes

- Kurds Pull Out of Kirkuk After Turkey Threatened to Send in Troops: We Go to Northern Iraq for a Report

In Northern Iraq Kurdish forces have said they will hand over control of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk to US forces.

- Congress Considers Bill to Grant Automatic Citizenship to Some Immigrant Soldiers Fighting in Iraq: But There Is a Catch, the Law Would Only Apply to Soldiers Who Die in Combat

Immigration officials have decided to grant citizenship to seven US soldiers now that they have died in Iraq.

- Saying No to War By Saying No to the Irs: With the Deadline for Filing Income Tax Four Days Away, Thousands of Americans Are Refusing to Pay Federal "War" Taxes

According to the government’s Unified Budget for 2003, a measly 17 percent of the federal budget is earmarked for the military, while over three times as much is spent on Social Security and Medicare. However when you look at the actual budget—that which comes from taxes, minus Social Security funds—we’re spending nearly half of our budget, about $775 billion, on past and present military expenses.


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